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ishmael
07-06-2007, 10:33 AM
Could someone who knows how to do this post a pic of Bernini's The Ecstasy of St. Teresa. Please.

I used to know how to do this, but it's changed and I haven't retrained.

paladin
07-06-2007, 10:49 AM
http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid225/p5579ae7a92142f4c63ceff683cce10af/e8b77b75.jpg

Singlegrandad
07-06-2007, 10:57 AM
This is a very strange request to my way of thinking. Do you need help sir?

Wild Dingo
07-06-2007, 11:03 AM
This is a very strange request to my way of thinking. Do you need help sir?

:D :D :D :D You are talking about Ish mate :D :D

Jack mate it hasnt changed you still do the pic posting exactly as we always have done :rolleyes:

ishmael
07-06-2007, 11:19 AM
Thanks, Chuck. For those this interests have a look around at close ups and such. Spectacular.

Bernini was out of favor with his traditional patron, the papacy, and got this commission for a private chapel, where it still resides in Rome, fairly late in life. The angel is about to pierce her for the second time with its arrow.

Teresa was a late middle ages nun given to ecstatic visions, who wrote extensively about them. Near as I can fug, she was tapped in. Much talk of the union, in ecstatic terms, with God.

It's widely considered the finest statement of late renaissance sculpture. It is certainly, unbelievably, beautiful. I would love to see it in person before I die.

P.S. A French nobleman, perhaps a century after it was sculpted remarked, "If that is divine love, I know all about it."

That pic is just a taste.

elf
07-06-2007, 11:39 AM
Just a plane ticket away - go in the winter.

Don't put it off. No point dying never having done something that you believe could be wonderful. Just do it.

Leon m
07-06-2007, 12:10 PM
Bernini kicks Angelo's butt !
http://www.beloit.edu/~classics/main/courses/classics150/museum150/Ovid/images/Apollo_and_Daphne(Bernini-1622-25,_Rome).jpg

Leon m
07-06-2007, 12:17 PM
http://www.spauda.lt/bible/saints/teresa/bernini.jpg

rbgarr
07-06-2007, 01:31 PM
There was an interesting PBS show on Bernini the other night. Quite a rake!

Yeadon
07-06-2007, 01:36 PM
Maybe I misread, but is that statue at St. Peter's Basilica in the Vatican? Seems familiar, but then, after a while, if they're not David, then they all start to look alike to me.

ishmael
07-06-2007, 02:23 PM
It's at Cornaro Chapel of Santa Maria della Vittoria. Not the Vatican.

SamSam
07-06-2007, 02:37 PM
I saw The Ecstasy statue on TV this morning and thought there was an awful lot of effort put into the over starched cloth and the fingers and toes were misshapen. The other statue is much better, is it by the same guy?

huisjen
07-06-2007, 02:43 PM
Yeah, I know we all hate it when we loose track and our toes get all kinked up like that. It happens to me though.

SamSam
07-06-2007, 03:00 PM
The toes/foot was just homely. Worse was all the fingers were misshapen sausage like.

The statues are impressive though, how the work deep down in the folds is done is mystifying and it must be a worry that something small might break off. It must happen, I wonder how they repair them.

paladin
07-06-2007, 03:57 PM
Epoxy!;)

ishmael
07-06-2007, 04:24 PM
"The toes/foot was just homely. Worse was all the fingers were misshapen sausage like."

I've not seen it in person, but the fingers and toes are some of my favorites. She's in ecstatic union with God! What would that do to your fingers and toes? LOL. Her foot, falling below the drapery, is wonderful.

I might just get to Rome this year. I hope it's not a terrible disappointment when I walk into that chapel.

Leon m
07-06-2007, 06:55 PM
. The other statue is much better, is it by the same guy?

Yes...Bernini

Vince Brennan
07-06-2007, 07:59 PM
Schama would be pleased.

ishmael
07-06-2007, 08:22 PM
Bows to Mr. Schama.

Look at that! It's carved out of marble. How did a mere man create that with hammer and chisel and stone? Just look at it!

Yeadon
07-07-2007, 12:59 AM
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I might just get to Rome this year. I hope it's not a terrible disappointment when I walk into that chapel.

I have a friend whose a Rick Steve's tour guide. She's been in the Sistine Chapel at least 25 or 30 times. She says she see something new and interesting every time. If you need a private guide, shoot me a message ...

I would also recommend the "Torre Argentia, Roman Cat Sanctuary." It's an ancient ruin of a Roman temple midtown that has been converted into a wild/abandoned cat sanctuary.

www.romancats.com (http://www.romancats.com)

No statuary, just cats and columns.

Leon m
07-07-2007, 08:02 AM
. How did a mere man create that with hammer and chisel and stone? Just look at it!

He was union.

Bruce Taylor
07-07-2007, 08:30 AM
A detail from Pluto Abducting Persephone:

http://analizarte.es/wp-content/uploads/2006/07/BERNINI.JPG

ishmael
07-07-2007, 09:14 AM
Bruce,

Yeah.

ishmael
07-07-2007, 12:31 PM
Just to bump this a bit. Bruce's pic draws the skill. My gawd, that isn't marble, that's life! A fantastic genius.

Michaelangelo once remarked that all he was doing was freeing the form, already there, from the stone. Bernini does it in spades.

He was not, BTW, a nice man. He and his brother were having an affair with the same married woman. He damn near killed his brother over it, and then sent a servant to slice up the beautiful young woman's face. Incredibly ugly in his person there for a bit. Just so ya know.

Leon m
07-07-2007, 07:25 PM
Bruce's pic draws the skill. My gawd, that isn't marble, that's life! A fantastic genius.

. Bernini does it in spades.

.

Most definetly.

WX
07-07-2007, 09:50 PM
Now that is what I call an eye for detail.

http://analizarte.es/wp-content/uploads/2006/07/BERNINI.JPG

ishmael
07-07-2007, 11:51 PM
Thanks for the offer of help, Yeadon. I want, badly, to go to Europe. If I go it's going to be on a shoestring and any advice is most welcome.

People, some, say what's the fuss? That hand, pressing the flesh of the thigh is the fuss.

Leon m
07-08-2007, 12:43 PM
People, some, say what's the fuss? That hand, pressing the flesh of the thigh is the fuss.

Yeah and they didn't even have pnumatic chisels back then...to think all that was done with jus one hammer stroke at a time...simply amazing.

Isn't it amazing what they could get done without all the modern day distraction.